Frary Peak Trail

MODERATE 134 reviews

Frary Peak Trail is a 6.3 mile lightly trafficked out and back trail located near Syracuse, Utah that offers scenic views and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking and trail running and is best used from April until September. Dogs are also able to use this trail but must be kept on leash.

DISTANCE
6.3 miles
ELEVATION GAIN
2099 feet
ROUTE TYPE
Out & Back

dogs on leash

hiking

trail running

views

bugs

no shade

12 days ago

19 days ago

hiking
20 days ago

Incredible sunset hike, if you are willing to hustle down or walk back in the dark. Beautiful 360° views. The app shows it ending before the trail actually runs out, so it is longer than expected. I imagine it to be a hot summer hike as most of the trail is exposed.

hiking
22 days ago

Great trail overall. We actually did not summit Frary Peak, we stopped at Stringham Peak (which is where the antenna is). Nonetheless, the hike was still moderate, I wouldn't say difficult. Pretty steep at some points, would recommend hiking shoes for sure, gym shoes may cause you to slip up. The bugs weren't as bad as other reviews mention. That being said, there was a breeze so that kept them away for most of the time. Even then, they still had a noticeable presence. We didn't wear insect repellent, but from what I've read, it doesn't help anyway. It is a long hike. When you think you are close to the top, you aren't. Come prepared for a long hike. Bring water. We didn't even make it to very end of the trail and it was still a 3 hour round trip hike. For the views, they were nothing short of amazing. You get great views of the Wasatch Front and the Salt Lake City skyline to the east. To the west you get great views of the surrounding mountain ranges and the rest of the island. Overall I would say a visit to Antelope Island, more specifically the Frary Peak Trail, is the best way to view the Great Salt Lake. Definitely recommend this trail to anyone interested. If you come prepared, this is a great hike and a lot of fun. Coming back again for sure.

hiking
23 days ago

This hike is magnificent. Views all around the entire way. It didn't feel like I was hiking in Utah. A steady incline most of the way. Best early or late in the season to avoid bugs. GPS told me 7.2.

25 days ago

25 days ago

Pretty fun trail. Climbs immediately from trailhead, but isn't too bad after that. The last section from the antenna station to the peak is a little rocky and narrow, but the views are great. Can see excellent all 360*

25 days ago

great trail, beautiful views on every segment of it. lots of other reviews talk about the gnats, so we went prepared with plenty of big spray but it turned out there weren't many bugs at all on the trail. This trail feels much longer than 3.2 miles in each direction, keep that in mind if you're taking kids.

26 days ago

26 days ago

Bugs! Start early! Gorgeous views of the lake!!!

27 days ago

hiking
29 days ago

hiking
1 month ago

Gorgeous hike with patches of bugginess. Plan on covering up to avoid being bitten. Worth the bugs however.

hiking
1 month ago

Today, the trail was swarmed with stinging gnats. We brought bug spray and put it all over ourselves, even our face, and it was impossible to fight off the gnats. They go in your eyes, your ears, and your mouth. Probably 70% of the trail. The views are beautiful the entire hike and it's nice to do on a 60-70 degree day, but it's hard to enjoy the views when you have gnats biting at you for most of the hike. If it wasn't for gnats, this would be a 4-star hike. Bring bug spray... it doesn't help a lot, but if you have none, you will be MISERABLE.

hiking
1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

We did this one in May on an overcast day so the temps were just right. The trail has great views in all directions. Take a bug head net and bug spray. At a couple points they were bad. I would do this one early spring when it is still cool. Take a couple liters of water per person (maybe more if it's hot). Will definitely do it again.

1 month ago

hiking
1 month ago

Absolutely stunning sunset and views!

hiking
1 month ago

Warm and a little buggy today. But the views are unbeatable. I prefer this hike in earlier Spring or late Fall for less bugs.

hiking
1 month ago